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Printing the Future USF mechanical engineering alumnus Justin Nussbaum, Ph.D., shares how he’s getting an early start at building his own manufacturing company featuring a new 3D printing method he co-developed at the College of Engineering.

By Russell Nay


ustin Nussbaum, Ph.D., always

U.S. Department of Energy science and

isn’t a better opportunity for me out

thought he would need to finish

energy laboratory in the country.


experience and save up to reach his

“We’re working at what’s called the

Nussbaum, who received his Ph.D. in

life’s goal of starting his own company.

Manufacturing Demonstration Facility,

mechanical engineering from the USF

That was, however, before he laid

which was actually just named by one

College of Engineering, is working on

the foundation of his business in

of the presidential reports as one of the

taking his research on a new additive

the National Science Foundation’s

most advanced science and technology

manufacturing (aka 3D printing)

(NSF) I-Corps program and was later

manufacturing centers in the U.S.,”

method from the lab to the commercial

awarded an entrepreneurial research

Nussbaum said. “I get to work with

market. Called Large Area Projection

fellowship from Oak Ridge National

the world’s experts in 3D printing to

Sintering (LAPS), this new method

Laboratory in Tennessee — the largest

develop this technology, so there really

fuses 3D printing materials together

his doctorate, get industry

USF Mechanical Engineering alumnus Justin Nussbaum, Ph.D.


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